Mid-Session Tranfers ban in Valley

Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar, April 25: Director, School Education, Kashmir, Shah Faesal recently told the Chief Education Officers in all the 10 districts of Kashmir to implement the ban on mid-session transfers in all the schools across the Valley, saying it breaks the academic momentum in the educational institution.

The Education Department order reads that, In pursuance to extended transfer policy and in order to maintain consistency during the academic session, it is hereby ordered that no mid-session transfers be henceforth processed .It is further ordered that master/teachers awaiting adjustment should be sent to school with deficient staff.

Faesal said that no midterm will be allowed untill there is a need due to complaint or discipline issue or at the times of providing staff to needy schools.

Earlier this year, the department had also organised a ‘transfer mela’ in all the districts of Kashmir, so that the teachers can submit their place of preference ahead before the actual transfer were implemented on them.

The initiative, however, was not fully successful as most of the teachers chose areas nearby to their native places for work and no one was willing to go to a far off school.

The department had then categorised transfers process in three different zones.Under the policy, a teacher in zone A can return home after day’s duty while a teacher posted in zone B will need to change his residence.

A teacher in zone C would be posted in difficult areas like Ladakh or a remote area like Machil, Tanghdar or Gurez for a year. After serving in the area for a year, the teacher would be transferred.

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